When evaluating adherence of people with dementia to a computer-based cognitive rehabilitation program, sociodemographic, cognitive, and psychological factors should be taken into account.
Explanation and example
When we consider evaluating the adherence of people with dementia to a computer-based program for cognitive rehabilitation, it is important to consider sociodemographic (age, sex, educational level), cognitive (memory, attention, executive function) and psychological factors (level of motivation, expectations, previous computer use).
For this purpose, a periodic evaluation will help to evaluate these factors and their relation to the amount and the time that a person spends in using a computer program for cognitive rehabilitation. In this way, significant modifications could be made to the program, so that the program meets the needs of people with dementia.
ThemesCognition Computer-based program Dementia Psychology Rehabilitation Software
Target groupsPeople living with dementia Policymakers Researchers
Type of evidence
Study into adherence profile in people with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia in the computer-based cognitive training program “GRADIOR”
Diaz Baquero, A. A., Franco-Martín, M. A., Parra Vidales, E., Toribio-Guzmán, J. M., Bueno-Aguado, Y., Martínez Abad, F., Perea Bartolomé, M. V., Asl, A. M., & van der Roest, H. G. (2022). The Effectiveness of GRADIOR: A Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Program for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild Dementia. Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial After 4 and 12 Months of Treatment. Journal of Alzheimer’s disease : JAD, 86(2), 711–727. doi.org/10.3233/JAD-215350